Tocobaga Red Ale - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by ThickNStout:
4.35/5 rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12oz bottle. Bottled 11/19/12. Served in a Cigar City snifter.
Pours deep chestnut with a half finger cream head that leaves lace trail where it rests against the glass.
Smells of citrus and floral hops with sugary bread backing it up and sweet berries as it warms.
Taste is a nice balance of sweet bready malts and hops. Toffee, floral, citrus, sweet bread, berries and sugar. Very little alcohol presence.
Slick but almost creamy medium feel with a decent bit of carbonation that rests on the base of the tongue. Berries and hops in the finish.
One of my favorite red ales. My wife rocks for finding me a couple bottles in Florida over her Christmas break. It borders an IPA but the malty notes of toffee and berry help it stand apart. Good stuff here and well worth a try.
Serving type: bottle
01-09-2013 04:43:02 | More by ThickNStout
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4.19/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured this can into a snifter. Bottled Dec. 2013.
A glowing and opaque maple-amber body suspends a decent amount of sediment within it. The tawny cap swells to two-fingers in width, bubbles sitting on the surface. Great retention, the beer leaves behind a soild wall of sheet lace with burst bubbles.
Aromas of resiny hops, oranges, slight bready malt, and a bit of esters climb out of the glass. The bouquet could pack a bigger punch, still great!
The palate remains about the same as the nose. A bigger note of earthiness joins the citrus-y and resin-y hops and rides throughout the taste of this red ale. The front of the drink to mid-palate focuses on the subtle citrus fruit and estery notes, while the back of the throat and finish hits with resin, earthiness, and a peppery herbalness. All these coalescing flavors are quite enjoyable!
Tocobaga is very creamy, almost syrupy, with a watery expression over the tongue, more dry than crisp.
Tocobaga drinks ridiculously easy, smells good, and tastes great. I could do with more citrus notes on the palate, and a more explosive nose. Man, this beer is fun and easy to drink!
Serving type: can
02-08-2014 02:04:28 | More by Pintofbrown
4.76/5 rDev +15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Clean pour with a beautiful amber color .Small head yet unexpectedly powerful hoppy aroma for a red ale. Excellent taste, starting with a citrusy hop flavor and nice malt finish. Finished the glass with the bitter hoppy flavor pleasantly lingering on my palate. Overall a very easy to drink beer in spite of its decent ABV. Would definitely drink again.
Serving type: can
02-02-2014 03:41:39 | More by dwillia90
Tocobaga Red Ale from Cigar City Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 791 ratings.